by Roxy D. Vesuvius, CPW News Service
She has been called the "Carrot Top" of top-down rejection of free-speech. Melissa Click, a teacher within the University of Missouri's Communication Department which is aligned with its historic Journalism Department, the alma mater of Walter Cronkite, whose "that's the way it is" signoff, his war correspondence and reporting and coverage of space shots and rifle shots that killed JFK, made him an American icon.
When Cronkite was featured in Lewis Lapham's film, The American Ruling Class, as he spoke with Kurt Vonnegut, Lapham and his young friend, Cronkite explained that there was definitely an American ruling class and that if you are exceptional they will invite you to join it. "Cronkite's successor from Houston, Texas, Dan Rather, had obviously joined it," said one critic of Lapham's film and book The Wish for Kings: Democracy At Bay, which chronicles Americans' wish for a simpler time before the Declaration of Independence and Magna Carta, a self-loathing that would guarantee killing the golden goose of the world's most celebrated democratic republic.
"Rather, after all, owned the Tecolote Ranch in Las Vegas, New Mexico with Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. When Rather was not reporting on the GWB Texas Air National Guard memos which he had in 1999, but did not cover until 2004 and the 2004 Abu Ghraib story which Amnesty International broke internationally in 2003. Rumsfeld also owned the Mount Misery Plantation in Maryland where Frederick Douglass, previously known as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, was tortured after running away from slavery," said another Mizzou watcher.
Melissa Click had apparently joined the ruling class at Mizzou as it sought to shut down dissent on campus, only to find her image captured by an ESPN newsman who sent her performance viral. Fired from her job for calling in the physical resistance... "we need some muscle over here" ....as she and "student 1950" herded the "outsiders", Click has just been employed by Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
"I am trouble by this recent move," said Little Johnny Falcon Talon of Vancouver, British Columbia. "There is a long history of oppression in the American and Canadian Northwest at the hands of the churches.....United Canadian Protestant Church, Anglican Church and especially the Roman Catholic Church," said Falcon Talon a student of the atrocities in the Indian Residential Schools of Canada, who sees Click's acceptance by the Jesuit university at the same time that Hillary Clinton has chosen a Jesuit VP, Tim Kaine, as problematic.
"Look," said Falcon Talon, "Jesuit Saint Aloysius Gonzaga was the first-born son of an Italian of the house of Gonzaga which means that his mother was a lady in waiting to the wife of Phillip II of Spain who took a very strong interest in the administration of the Spanish Inquisition under the Jesuits. I could not think of a more problematic appointment for Melissa Click than to be placed in an academic tradition associated with intolerance, torture and murder. Saint Aloysius Gonzaga went into the priesthood after he read of Jesuit missionaries in India at a time when the Ottoman Empire was exporting opium from the Middle East across the world and using India as a transshipping point to the Orient. Sephardic Jew, David Sassoon, would help the British following the destruction of the Spanish Armada in usurping the Spanish and Ottoman trade routes through the British East India Company, but the Jesuits counted among their 'conversions' in India the wiping of the lips of Hindus with beef steak, making them unclean to the Hindus and therefore open to conversion....a type of baptism by meat-swiping, which is nowhere in Christianity's New Testament. Bacon would have done nicely for Muslim and Jewish converts were it not for a higher level of forgiveness from within those competing theologies that took into account the more complex context of the actions. It was a softening of sword point conversions," said Falcon Talon, "and cattle ranchers loved it, but it kind of violated the spirit of love and the universal Golden Rule upon which the Christian Gospel seems built. In another age Melissa Click would have been running around the streets with a slab of flank steak or bacon in her hand.....or maybe a sword backed up by some big muscle, but good god y'all when will we grow out of this carnival of insane unholy crap?" asked Falcon Talon.
Falcon Talon also noted that Mizzou is the home of Journalism Professor Emeritus, Steve Weinberg, who as head of the IRE, Investigative Reporters and Editors, held a debate between Pulitzer Prize winner, Gary Webb, author of Dark Alliance about the CIA connection to the 1980's and 90's crack cocaine epidemic and Weinberg's student turned Miami Herald and Washington Post reporter Jeff Leen. "It was a clear case of 'good cop' and 'bad cop' teaming up on Webb who more than held his own, but who died by two gun shot wounds to the head on December 10, 2004, the exact day, December 10, that he resigned from the San Jose Mercury News in 1997, when his editor refused to support his meticulous documentation that was the first on-line, searchable, documentation of the original documents in a news story," said Falcon Talon. "A two-shot suicide. Happens all the time," said Falcon Talon.
"Jeff Leen was at the Washington Post where the Metro Editor was Vernon Loeb, now Managing Editor at the Houston Chronicle who oversaw the propagandizing of the Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch stories before Loeb, co-author All In: The Education of General David Petraeus with Paula Broadwell, moved from the WP to the Houston Chronicle. Leen and Loeb's boss at the Washington Post was Steve Coll who ascended from the WP to become the Dumbledore of that other Hogwarts of American journalism, Columbia, the University that produce the 'father of Applied Sociology', father of the Harvard/MIT economist that created the Black-Scholes credit default formulas that tanked the U.S. economy in 2008, Robert Merton. Coll is, now, the Henry Luce Professor of Journalism and head of the Columbia Journalism School, but with Jeff Leen's article "Gary Webb Was No Journalistic Hero," after the release of the film about Webb's life, Kill the Messenger, we have to question the motivations of Weinberg, Coll, Leen and others. Now, with the Washington Post being purchased by Amazon.com's founder Jeff Bezos, whose maternal grandfather, Preston Gise, head of the Atomic Energy Commission's Western District with the AEC's silencing of Robert Oppenheimer for his desire to make peaceful nuclear energy ubiquitous, but stripped of his security clearance through the testimony of Dr. Kenneth Pitzer from Rice University in Bezo's hometown of Houston, Texas and what's next? The NET? Given that Preston Gize was also an early prominent member of DARPA which created the NET and it's not inconceivable," said Falcon Talon. "Especially if an army of Melissa Clicks are running through the streets slapping down dissent," said Falcon Talon.
"Falcon Talon is correct to be concerned," said historian Lowell P. Wigglesworth. "The British took over the international opium trade with the British East India Company backed by the British Navy and David Sasssoon and with the U.S.'s New England ships faster and the US Navy more powerful that Britain's, our power elites' were behind the U.S. Navy which in San Diego, California produced not only the USN SEAL headquarters in the well-engineered architectural design of a Nazi swastika, but also a "navy mayor" who married the creator of Global Atomic's Predator and Reaper drones which was Oppenheimer's major concern if war profiteering was not reined in by an enlightened populace. Gary Webb was essentially targeting this element of American society and they don't like their historic connections to the yin and yang of their business plan to be revealed.....ammunition and opioids, pain-makers and pain-killers," said Wigglesworth. "Melissa Click would have been better off professionally and academically, if she had taken the lead like Mizzou's Lisa Martino-Taylor whose 838 page PhD dissertation on Pruitt-Igoe, the St. Louis housing project built by Minoru Yamasaki, the Bin Laden and Saudi royals favorite architect who also built the New York World Trade Center, and which was the site of a undisclosed government sponsored St. Louis radiation experiment. Pruitt-Igoe was demolished in 1972 by controlled demolition by the same company that completed quickly, to the horror of the victims' families, the WTC, Controlled Demolition Inc., or CDI," said Wigglesworth.